These days, the pundits are offering a lot of different reasons why America’s coal industry is faltering: Natural gas is taking the place of coal; Demand in China has slowed; A warm El Nino winter has meant less power use. The list goes on.
However, we never hear much about the big elephant in the room— the Obama Administration’s deliberate efforts to strangle the nation’s coal sector.
Employing his college degree in fiction writing, White House communications strategist Ben Rhodes wrote deceitful talking points on the Benghazi attack and one-sided Iran nuclear deal – and later bragged about manipulating “clueless reporters.” Perhaps he’s also orchestrating administration climate spin.
Rising ocean tides will bring “waves of climate refugees” to America and Europe, President Obama has declared. “Environmental migrants” are already fleeing shrinking islands in the Pacific, and it is a “dereliction of duty” for military officers to “deny the reality” of dangerous manmade climate change.
Bill McKibbenWhat makes 350 so devious, is that they hijack public emotions (and ignorance) using phony “divestment” as a disorganizing tool to redirect activism away from effective work.—Jay Taber
A coalition of environmental activist groups, led by 350.org, is promoting a series of “Break Free From Fossil Fuels” training sessions and protests during May 4-15, 2016, at locations involved in fossil fuel production or transportation. The protests will occur at key sites related to production and transport of fossil fuels, including rail lines and yards, in the United States and Canada. The problem? 350.org only cares about fossil fuels when the cameras are rolling.
Climate change has detrimental real world consequences. Just ask the Neanderthals. Oopps! They're extinct and a new study argues climate change hastened their extinction.
In the case of the Neanderthals, it was global cooling and not global warming that did in this subspecies of human in the genus Homo that became extinct between 40,000 and 28,000 years ago, said a new study published in Journal of Human Evolution.
A team led by Dr. Jamei Hodgkins, a zooarchaeologist at the University of Colorado Denver, found evidence that during colder periods, Neanderthals worked harder to remove meat and marrow from bones of animals they had slaughtered than they did during warm periods.
After winning an $800 million settlement last year against Hess Oil, Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude E. Walker was eager to find what he described as other litigation “targets.”
He found one such deep pocket in Exxon Mobil. But his investigation into whether the company engaged in climate change “fraud” is drawing accusations that the end game for Mr. Walker and other like-minded attorneys general is a mammoth payday modeled after the 1998 tobacco settlement.
Flint Mayor Karen WeaverFlint Mayor Karen Weaver flatly denied allegations Wednesday she redirected money meant for the victims of the city’s water crisis to her political action committee.
“It saddens me that someone would attempt to taint me as mayor of a city that is dealing with a major public health crisis, which has affected every man, woman and child in Flint,” Weaver said about the allegations in a press statement to the Detroit News.
Fort McMurray wildfire, DarrenRD, WikimediaNo “credible scientist” or media outlet should try to link the wildfires in Alberta to global warming, says a growing chorus of voices this week challenging alarmist rhetoric. One individual who said climate change was behind the Fort McMurray wildfires was Marko Princevac, a University of California/Riverside fire expert, who said: "Based on what we know and in which direction the climate is going, yes, we can expect more frequent super fires." But Canada's Green Party leader Elizabeth May, and a few climate scientists, are pushing back.
Bill Nye fashions himself a voice of rational thought and scientific inquiry. His shtick has gotten him into classrooms and on an endless loop of evangelizing TV appearances. Yet nearly every time he speaks these days, Nye diminishes genuine science by resorting to scaremonger-y nuggets of easily dismissible ideologically-motivated nonsense.
Take this tweet he sent out to his nearly three million followers:
Ray Hilborn, a prominent University of Washington fishery scientist, is under attack from Greenpeace for sometimes leaving out mention of industry funding he receives in articles published in academic journals and elsewhere.
In a letter sent Wednesday to university President Ana Mari Cauce, Greenpeace filed a complaint against Hilborn’s research practices, and asked for an investigation.
No the Pacific islands are not drowning because of climate change – and all the media outlets who insist on claiming otherwise really need to get a grip.
This is the highly unusual message in the normally eco-hysterical Guardian from a scientific researcher evidently disgusted by the way any new paper even remotely connected with climate change is seized on by the usual media suspects as further proof of imminent “man-made global warming” catastrophe.
Several reports had linked the wildfire in Canada to increased global temperatures and said that more wildfires will ensue as a result of global warming.
Temperatures in the continent of North America have risen by four degrees Fahrenheit in the first third of this year when compared to the 20th century average, which makes it the second hottest on record.
This led Marko Princevac, a fire expert at the University of California at Riverside, to warn: "Based on what we know and in which direction the climate is going, yes, we can expect more frequent super fires.